Interpol, Hundred Waters stranded in snowstorm for 50+ hours, finally break free

Members of Interpol shacking up with tour bus food and alcohol to stave off the blizzard outside // via Interpol's Twitter

Members of Interpol shacking up with tour bus food and alcohol to stave off the blizzard outside // via Interpol’s Twitter

While continuing their on-tour rounds post-Monday’s performance at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH, New Yorker band Interpol and their show opener, Hundred Waters, have been locked down by a mammoth snowfall. Toronto was scheduled for a Tuesday show, which prompted swinging around the right side of the Great Lakes, taking the roads through Buffalo, NY. Where much of the Midwest has just received its first snowfall, the Northeastern states are tackling an entirely different winter beast. Specifically, Interpol and Hundred Water’s tour buses experienced a 70-inch onslaught of heavy snow which stalled the future of their tour indefinitely. Rather quickly, Interpol took to their band site and posted an apologetic cancellation of their Toronto show:

Dear Toronto,

Our bus is trapped in a snowstorm just outside of Buffalo. We haven’t moved our position on the road in over nine hours. Unfortunately, we’ll have to cancel tonight’s concert at the Kool Haus. We were greatly looking forward to the show but the big bad winter has come early this year. We will be informing people of a new date as soon as we can.

All the best,
Interpol

After a cold night on the tour bus, the following day in Buffalo ushered in… even more snow. According to the New York Times, the populates of some cities, such as Lancaster, NY, endured more than 60 inches of snow in fewer than 24 hours. In midst of the seemingly unending snowstorm, Interpol, again, took to their site to cancel their Montreal appearance:

It’s with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our show tomorrow night in Montreal. We’ve been stranded in a snowstorm outside of Buffalo for over 40 hours and still don’t know when we’ll be able to move from our current position. We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to visit as scheduled but we’ll make it up to you, Toronto and Montreal. We love you guys. We were really looking forward to the shows.

All the best,
Interpol

To best chronicle this unusual series of events, both Interpol and Hundred Waters utilized Twitter vocalize their struggles with entrapment. From surviving off dry goods and vodka to finding shelter in a Tim Horton’s, take a trip through the last two-and-a-half days of the shipwrecked El Pintor tour up until breaking free of the snow this morning.

If you are a ticket buyer to Interpol’s tour, be sure to keep glued to their Twitter (or Hundred Water’s) to know if #Winterpol is truly over.

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